Calgary, AB,

Discovery of large heroin shipment prompts investigation

The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit is seeking public assistance for information related to the delivery of a large shipment of drugs to a local convenience store.

On Friday, March 11, 2016, employees of a northeast convenience store began unpacking a shipment of pre-made food when they noticed suspicious packages within the shipment. The employees called police. The Calgary Fire Department and EMS were called to assist with the unknown substances discovered within the packaging.

Two clear, heat-sealed bags were discovered with the word “Navi” written on the outside. The product was two kilograms of a substance believed to be heroin, valued at just over $600,000.

Investigators have determined the food shipment originated from California, however, they continue to look into at what point the drugs may have been added to the shipment, and who they were destined for.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is encouraged to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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